Public Library of Science

Using video games to model real life outbreaks

Those of you who know me know that I'm a video game nerd. And comic book nerd. And just nerdy nerd in general. So when I read an article that used World of Warcraft to model disease outbreaks, I jumped on ...

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Exploring head shape and aerodynamics

It's a bird… it's a plane… it's a bat! All three may be soaring through the sky, but their shapes vary greatly, which affects their aerodynamics during flight. Birds typically have streamlined head profiles ...

dateJun 18, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Being calm is contagious?

Woodlice are able to calm their excited neighbors according to findings made by Pierre Broly and Jean-Louis Deneubourg of the Free Brussels University (Belgium).

dateJun 11, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Scientists behaving badly (on social media)

It is generally undisputed that Twitter and other social information exchange websites are changing the landscape of science and communication. The value that these platforms offer is probably best evidenced ...

dateJun 03, 2015 in Social Sciences
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The curse of the horned dinosaur egg

Horned dinosaurs (ceratopsians) just can't catch a break when it comes to their fossilized eggs. The first purported examples turned up in Mongolia during the 1920s, attributed to Protoceratops. A few unlucky ...

dateJun 03, 2015 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Identifying trends in article-level metrics

In late December 2013, PLOS ONE published an article from UK-based Psychologists Rob Jenkins and Christie Kerr titled "Identifiable Images of Bystanders Extracted from Corneal Reflections". Using high-resolution photog ...

dateJun 04, 2015 in Computer Sciences
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